The New Mexico Chapter hosted the Comprehensive Officer Wellness Train the Trainer October 19-21st at the Rio Rancho Police Department with 15 participants representing 10 agencies from New Mexico, Montana and Texas. First Tactical cooked lunch Tuesday for three different classes being conducted at the Department along with on-duty personnel, COVID-19 Safe Practices and social distancing was practiced by all.
Retired Hobbs, NM Police Chief Chris McCall, NA Session 241, was selected to become the new Chief of Police for Kerrville, Texas. Chief McCall will begin his new duties November 30th and he is committed to remaining a member of the New Mexico Chapter while also joining the Texas Chapter. Chief McCall is a diehard Red Raider fan, not sure how that will go over in his new home?? Congratulations Chief!
Retired Albuquerque Police Department Commander Donnie Olvera, NA Session 260, came out of retirement to take a position as Deputy Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department. Congratulations Donnie on your return to APD!
Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier, NA Session 253, retired September 18th following a combined 47 years of law enforcement service. Chief Geier retired first after serving 20 years in Chicago, came to Albuquerque starting as a patrol officer to Commander with Albuquerque PD before retiring and taking over as Rio Rancho, NM Police Chief from 2014-2017 before becoming Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department.
Hobbs Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Dunlap, NA Session 251, retired September 30, 2020, after 22 years of service from June 1998 to Oct 2020.
During Brian’s 22-year career he worked through the ranks at Hobbs Police Department actually starting at the department as an intern, while completing his Criminal Justice Degree from New Mexico State University, and eventually achieved the rank of Deputy Chief of the Department in 2013. He served as the Interim Chief of Police for Hobbs Police Department for 6 months during 2019. During his career he served on the board of directors for Leadership New Mexico and as a board member of many local charity organizations. Brian is currently spending his time coaching his son's travel league baseball team and hunting. His leadership presence will be missed at Hobbs Police Department.
Retired FBI Special Agent Calvin Guymon passed away September 26, 2020 at the age of 77. Cal served the San Francisco Field Office from 1972-1977; Gallup, NM Resident Office from 1977-1980, and the Albuquerque Field Office from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. While in Albuquerque, Cal served as the FBINA Coordinator for many years. Cal is survived by his wife Gail, daughters Tracy Lynn Gohrick and husband Steve of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Teri Lee Guymon and spouse Olga of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one of the way; his brother Jimmie Guymon of Southampton, England, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.